A number of years ago, a mixed-chemical spill occurred on Interstate 10 in Arizona. When I arrived at the scene, the road had been closed for more than three hours and a load (comprised of dozens of mixed chemicals) was burning.
Sodium hydrosulfide is a water-reactive, toxic, corrosive, irritating, colorless-to-lemon-colored, flammable solid with an odor of rotten eggs. Its common uses include bleaching; chemical milling solutions; the dehairing of animal hides; glassmaking; ore flotation; paper pulping; the processing of dyestuffs; and the manufacture of cellophane, rayon, and many chemicals.
Established in February 1994, the House Natural Disaster Task Force released its report on preparing for and responding to natural disasters. Co-chaired by Reps. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Bill Emerson (R-MO), the task force discussed ways to fund the massive recovery programs voted on by Congress in the wake of large-scale disasters. Reps. Curt Weldon (R-PA) and Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY), co-chairmen of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, were appointed to serve on the task force. They worked
Television Equipment Associates, Inc.: Provides communications between organizations (fire, police, and medical) during disaster operations. Over 30 self-contained and portable stations can be set up instantly. Will accommodate seven simultaneous duplex conversations. Can interface to either radio or public telephone.
Mosby Lifeline: Emergency Care for Hazardous Materials Exposure by Alvin C. Bronstein and Phillip L. Currance, Basic Dysrhythmias: Interpretation and Management by Robert J. Huszar, and Prehospital Systems and Medical Oversight, second edition, by Alexander Kuehl.